How to enable Maintenance Mode for WordPress

If you are updating, testing or fixing bugs on a WordPress site , it is ideal to switch your site to maintenance mode so users will not have an bad user experience. This article shows you how to use the Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Plugin and build the Maintenance and Coming Soon page.Maintenance mode can also double up as a “Coming Soon” mode, enabling you to build your new website in private.

Installing and configuring Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Plugin

To install and configure Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Plugins, and then click Add New:

  3. Search for “Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd” click Install, and then click Activate the plugin:

  4. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click on SeedProd to create Coming Soon & Maintenance page:

  5. On the SeedProd dashboard there are four page pages, with two free options which are Coming Soon Mode and Maintenance Mode page:

  6. To create Maintenance Mode page, click on Add New Landing Page button:

  7. Choose a New Page Template for the Maintenance mode page:

  8. Fill in the page name and URL details:

  9. Customise the page according to your preference. Once completed, click on the Save Button:

  10. To publish the Maintenance page, click on Save, and then click on Publish:

  11. To preview the page, click on Preview:

  12. Exit the edit page, on the SeedProd dashboard, the newly created page is listed on the Landing Page listing:

  13. Use the maintenance page URL to switch WordPress site to the maintenance page:

More Information

For more information about the Coming Soon Page, Maintenance Mode & Landing Pages, please visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/coming-soon/

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